Search This Blog

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Reading Log: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

I was at a pub quiz in the holidays.   One of our questions was "Who wrote the book that this movie is based on?"  The scene played on the projected scene was familiar to me and my partner who I'd dragged along to see the movie with - a scene from 'The Fault in our Stars.'  "Yes!"  I said.  I had read the book, but for the life of me, I could not remember the full name of the author.  John Gordon?  John Gordy?

The author, is John Green (apologies, Mr Green).  And I have to admit, that I didn't actually physically read this book.  I listened to the audio book.

The quizmaster was a high school teacher.  The quizmaster said that each year, they ask students to complete a reading log, and that every girl in each of his classes this year, had read The Fault in our Stars.

I can totally relate, like, totally.

I loved the audio book.  The reader was a young female who read in a perfect pace and with the perfect intonations and expression.  The book was funny, and sad - in a good way.  I definitely recommend this book to any young person - or old person (14+).

I also thought the movie was loyal to the book and well done!  My reluctant partner left saying "That was way more bearable than Twilight."

No comments:

Post a Comment